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cjackson

Date

May 15, 2022 05:36 PM PDT

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What

Common Poorwill (Phalaenoptilus nuttallii)

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jprbelli

Date

May 20, 2022 11:54 AM PDT

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Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana)

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anudibranchmom

Date

March 17, 2022 03:37 PM PDT

Description

Much drama - biting tail and neck, etc. - mating or fighting

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k8lopez

Date

April 27, 2022 04:22 PM PDT

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Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis)

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rjadams55

Date

April 30, 2022 11:27 AM PDT

Description

Female lizard folding a tail-up pose in response to a pursuing, courting male.

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Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)

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damontighe

Date

April 15, 2022 07:54 PM PDT

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damontighe

Date

April 15, 2022 09:33 PM PDT

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naturecandids

Date

February 12, 2022 11:40 PM PST

Description

Reared from caterpillar found on Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum). The first photo includes caterpillars of the brown and green form of this species.
(Observation location and date refer to original caterpillar find.)
Eclosed: mid-March 2022.

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Phaeton Primrose Sphinx (Euproserpinus phaeton)

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annyperalta

Date

April 27, 2020 09:52 AM PDT

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Small Heliothodes Moth (Heliothodes diminutiva)

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naturecandids

Date

September 7, 2021 10:00 PM PDT

Description

Reared from caterpillar found on Hayfield Tarweed (Hemizonia congesta). (Observation location and date refer to original caterpillar find.)
Eclosed: 2022-03-31.
(The included caterpillar picture may not show the exact same specimen as the photos of the adult moth.)

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Round-leaved Filaree (California macrophylla)

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snody

Date

March 31, 2022 10:50 AM PDT

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Cream Sacs (Castilleja rubicundula)

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snody

Date

March 31, 2022 10:48 AM PDT

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Western Banded Glowworm (Zarhipis integripennis)

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janienelangford

Date

March 26, 2022 08:20 AM PDT

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Tule Elk (Cervus canadensis ssp. nannodes)

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pinnaclesnp

Date

March 2022

Description

DFR

Tags

DFR

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Divaricate Phacelia (Phacelia divaricata)

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dgreenberger

Date

March 13, 2022 02:14 PM PDT

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Dwarf Checkermallow (Sidalcea malviflora)

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rachelsjsu

Date

March 12, 2022 01:13 PM PST

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San Bruno Elfin (Callophrys mossii ssp. bayensis)

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robberfly

Date

March 2022

Description

Lost its frosting revealing grey patches. Just painted this butterfly for the book

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Davidson's Phacelia (Phacelia davidsonii)

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abr

Date

February 19, 2022 04:21 PM PST

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Mount Eddy Sky Pilot (Polemonium eddyense)

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abr

Date

July 2020

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Variable Checkerspot (Euphydryas chalcedona)

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janeyd

Date

April 28, 2019 01:53 PM PDT

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Checkerspots (Tribe Melitaeini)

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wa-hayes

Date

April 18, 2020 03:45 PM PDT

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caenvsci

Date

March 7, 2021 11:45 AM PST

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Pacific Green Sphinx (Proserpinus lucidus)

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egates

Date

January 18, 2022 02:26 PM PST

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Boojum Tree (Fouquieria columnaris)

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gbentall

Date

August 5, 2016 03:25 PM MST

Description

The iconic tree of Baja

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Thistle Sage (Salvia carduacea)

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gregoru2

Date

April 23, 2021 02:48 PM PDT

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Hairy Suncup (Camissonia pubens)

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abr

Date

May 29, 2021 11:30 AM PDT

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Plains Evening Primrose (Camissonia contorta)

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abr

Date

May 29, 2021 12:25 PM PDT

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sea-kangaroo

Date

March 18, 2015 09:04 AM PDT

Description

1" larva in a concrete ditch filled with spring water.

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Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

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merav

Date

April 4, 2019 09:59 AM PDT

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Small Blue (Philotiella speciosa)

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storm_petrel

Date

April 2019

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Observer

jdmore

Date

May 2021

Description

butterfly on desert peach, California, Inyo County, White Mountains, Cedar Flat, Westgard Pass, Deep Springs Valley watershed, elevation 2220 m (7285 ft).

See separate observation for host plant:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/80307795

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shelilton

Date

June 30, 2021 07:36 AM PDT

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Oblong Sedge Borer Moth (Globia oblonga)

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gbentall

Date

August 10, 2021 09:50 AM PDT

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Canyonland Satyr (Cyllopsis pertepida)

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abr

Date

July 5, 2021 10:30 AM PDT

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Date

May 19, 2021 10:54 PM PDT

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kailh

Date

June 16, 2021 01:52 PM PDT

Description

Circa 1/4" to 3/8" long

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Northern Legless Lizard (Anniella pulchra)

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smarquez

Date

June 2021

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Desert Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus bicinctores)

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alondon1357

Date

May 13, 2021 01:33 PM MDT

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Chocolate Lily (Fritillaria biflora)

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gbentall

Date

May 2021

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Scorpionweeds (Genus Phacelia)

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damontighe

Date

April 30, 2021 05:29 PM PDT

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California Goldenbanner (Thermopsis californica)

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gbentall

Date

April 26, 2021 02:21 PM PDT

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American Badger (Taxidea taxus)

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jprbelli

Date

March 24, 2021 02:09 PM PDT

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Butterflies and Moths (Order Lepidoptera)

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rachelsjsu

Date

January 16, 2021 02:20 PM PST

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Pacific Green Sphinx (Proserpinus lucidus)

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reutfeldman

Date

February 24, 2021 10:56 AM UTC

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

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gbentall

Date

January 9, 2021 10:49 AM PST

Description

With pocket gopher

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rhislop

Date

April 9, 2019 11:12 AM PDT

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tiwane

Date

July 19, 2020 11:36 AM PDT

Description

Like almost everything cool I see, first spotted by @danielled83.

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sea-kangaroo

Date

April 7, 2019 12:24 PM PDT

Description

Nuptial gift of a mating pair.

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sea-kangaroo

Date

July 13, 2019 04:03 PM PDT

Description

Lots zooming around upside-down. Delightful!

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Bolander's Monkeyflower (Diplacus bolanderi)

Observer

abr

Date

May 31, 2020 03:05 PM PDT

Description

Two different color forms present of D. bolanderi present. The paler pink one was larger, more open-throated, and had a less prominent white mark on the lower petal

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Granite-cracked Monkeyflower (Diplacus graniticola)

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abr

Date

May 31, 2020 12:58 PM PDT

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Farnsworth's Jewelflower (Streptanthus farnsworthianus)

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abr

Date

May 2020

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Serpentine Milkweed (Asclepias solanoana)

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abr

Date

June 2020

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Pringle's Bird's-Beak (Cordylanthus pringlei)

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abr

Date

June 29, 2020 02:34 PM PDT

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Red-bordered Satyr (Gyrocheilus patrobas)

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abr

Date

October 15, 2020 09:19 AM PDT

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Oso Flaco Flightless Moth (Areniscythris brachypteris)

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kueda

Date

July 2015

Description

The morning's prize: the Oso Flaco Flightless Moth. Powell described this species in 1972 based on collections from the nearby Dune Lakes, which are apparently inaccessible these days. As you might guess the moth cannot fly, but it does have enlarged hind legs that allow it to jump up and get carried by the breeze that is almost always blowing over the dunes. Its mixture of scurrying and wind-catching is pretty much how you find it, because as you can see it's really small and perfectly camouflaged in the sand. I believe it's the only species of moth in North America where both males and females cannot fly.

They like active sand and are diurnal. Powell recommended looking for them on exposed slopes in the dunes near vegetation, though we ended up finding them at the crest of a dune. The larval tubes can be found by digging fairly close to the surface under vegetation. They attach to the roots so the larvae can feed.

Liam, of course, spotted them first, and Powell had not seen them for many years, so it was a good day for all.

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Arroyo Toad (Anaxyrus californicus)

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sscrivy

Date

April 2020

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heinerziegler

Date

April 19, 2011

Description

Frankreich, Vaucluse (84), Mont Ventoux, 960m
Bild 110969 © Heiner Ziegler. 19.April 2011

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Great Basin Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis sthenele)

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entomologyabby

Date

June 10, 2020 02:44 PM PDT

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What

Great Basin Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis sthenele)

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entomologyabby

Date

June 25, 2020 09:14 AM PDT

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Wood-Nymphs (Genus Cercyonis)

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bbagot

Date

June 25, 2020 09:59 AM PDT

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Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia sila)

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tiwane

Date

May 2020

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Ocean Spray Fairy Moth (Adela septentrionella)

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blairdudeck

Date

June 11, 2020 11:26 AM PDT

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Clark's Sphinx (Proserpinus clarkiae)

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dloarie

Date

June 16, 2019 12:56 PM PDT

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gbentall

Date

June 9, 2016 04:14 PM PDT

Description

Actually, not sure it isn't a fly.

Cross posted on BugGuide: http://bugguide.net/node/view/1236424

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Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

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danielgeorge

Date

April 13, 2020 08:56 AM PDT

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What

Flowering Plants (Subphylum Angiospermae)

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devilsacmispon

Date

April 14, 2020 04:48 PM PDT

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European Fruit Scale (Parthenolecanium corni)

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nancyasquith

Date

June 2, 2019 12:48 PM PDT

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Bay Checkerspot (Euphydryas editha ssp. bayensis)

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robberfly

Date

March 2020

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House Centipede (Scutigera coleoptrata)

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gbentall

Date

February 27, 2020 07:56 PM PST

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Common Mola (Mola mola)

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gbentall

Date

February 28, 2020 03:56 PM PST

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White-tipped Metalmark (Melanis acroleuca ssp. acroleuca)

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abr

Date

January 6, 2020 01:09 PM PST

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Baja California Rock Lizard (Petrosaurus thalassinus)

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abr

Date

January 7, 2020 12:52 PM PST

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Cape Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura hemilopha)

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abr

Date

January 7, 2020 12:53 PM PST

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Gray Thrasher (Toxostoma cinereum)

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abr

Date

January 4, 2020 03:11 PM PST

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California Torreya (Torreya californica)

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apatten

Date

December 15, 2019 03:14 PM PST

Description

Obligatory nutmeg selfie

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genjitsu

Date

March 27, 2019 09:01 PM JST

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Hawaiian Beet Webworm Moth (Spoladea recurvalis)

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abr

Date

January 3, 2020 01:11 PM PST

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Ello Sphinx (Erinnyis ello)

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abr

Date

January 3, 2020 08:15 PM PST

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Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa)

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danielgeorge

Date

December 30, 2019 09:30 AM PST

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robberfly

Date

December 12, 2019 10:16 AM EST

Place

Darien, PA (Google, OSM)

Description

Brilliant Greenmark - I remember what a thrill it was to see it for the first time in Costa Rica a few years back.

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White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica)

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robberfly

Date

December 12, 2019 04:36 AM PST

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Pacific Green Sphinx (Proserpinus lucidus)

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smarquez

Date

December 15, 2019 05:21 PM UTC

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felix_riegel

Date

April 26, 2019 03:02 PM CEST

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Cackling Goose (Branta hutchinsii)

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gbentall

Date

November 7, 2019 04:35 PM PST

Description

With Canada geese behind for comparison

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Swan Plant Flower Moth (Glyphodes onychinalis)

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quantron

Date

July 2019

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Leopard Shark (Triakis semifasciata)

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gbentall

Date

July 16, 2019 12:21 PM PDT

Description

Congregating in the shallows in large numbers

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White-spotted Sawyer Beetle (Monochamus scutellatus)

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alondon1357

Date

June 27, 2019 02:10 PM EDT

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kueda

Date

May 4, 2019 05:18 PM PDT

Description

On Eucrypta, or maybe Phacelia.

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Phaeton Primrose Sphinx (Euproserpinus phaeton)

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a_meyer

Date

March 26, 2019 09:59 AM PDT

Description

Not sure on sp., but didnt look like a white-lined

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California Marble (Euchloe hyantis)

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bapeck8

Date

April 10, 2019 12:55 PM PDT

Description

Single red egg found on jewel flower near top of plant. Plant just starting to flower this date. California marbles found in this location in the past

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mcduck

Date

March 1, 2019

Description

Came to black light/MV trap. Live Oak/chaparral habitat. 608 ft elevation. 50.9mm wingspan spread. 2019GM-0032.
@jimjohnson: here is a fresh, new specimen. After looking at MONA 22/1 I'm assuming specimens from California are P. californica, unless from the Lake Tahoe area, where Pheosia rimosa is also reported; is this a safe assumption?

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Desert Lily (Hesperocallis undulata)

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robberfly

Date

March 3, 2019 08:55 AM PST

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California Peony (Paeonia californica)

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gbentall

Date

February 22, 2019 04:01 PM PST

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Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis)

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jprbelli

Date

February 6, 2019

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Malabar Rose (Pachliopta pandiyana)

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danielgeorge

Date

December 6, 2016 11:48 PM PST

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mcduck

Date

May 1, 2018

Description

2833 ft. elevation. 12.2mm length. Found on a large branch from a Blue Oak (Quercus douglasii) which had fallen on our picnic table at our place in the boonies, the same place and a few days after this one was found. 2018GM-0200.

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East Pacific Red Octopus (Octopus rubescens)

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gbentall

Date

June 17, 2018 09:49 AM PDT

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Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus uniformis)

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jprbelli

Date

June 1, 2018